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Historic Dock Creek

Independence National Historical Park

 
 
Historic Dock Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
1. Historic Dock Creek Marker
Inscription.
The grassy depression in front of you marks the location of Dock Creek, a spring-fed, tidal stream that flowed here when Philadelphia was founded. Its waters emptied into the Delaware River about four blocks ahead of you.

By 1767, city wastes had fouled the water so badly that sections of the creek were arched over and covered by Dock Street. Today only traces of the creek bed remain.
 
Erected by Independence National Historical Park.
 
Location. 39° 56.875′ N, 75° 8.818′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from S 4th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the garden behind Carpentersí Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Backyard in the Capital City (within shouting distance of this marker); Carpenters' Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); First Continental Congress (within shouting distance of this marker); Quaker School Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Quaker Meeting House Site
Historic Dock Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Historic Dock Creek Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); New Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Auditorís Office Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Fawcitt House Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWaterways & Vessels
 
Historic Dock Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. Historic Dock Creek Marker
Dock Creek Trace image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
4. Dock Creek Trace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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